How to Build a Street Rod and the StreetRodPlans.com Blog
Bob Hamilton is a unique guy. He’s one of the best home shop street rod builders I know. Plus, he’s one of the best teachers I know — and that’s including my 16 years of formal education! Put those two abilities together and there’s nobody better at showing you how to build a street rod than Bob Hamilton. Want proof?
Take a look at Bob’s fiberglass 1927 Ford track T roadster that won 1st place in its class, Altered T Roadster, at the famed Grand National Roadster Show in 1989! It was built in Bob’s 1-1/2 car home garage.
Or how about this beauty of a steel 1927 Ford Model T coupe that Bob built by piecing together two totally trashed Model T bodies.
If you’re a family man then you’ll really appreciate Bob’s fiberglass 1923 T-Bucket touring car street rod. He started with the cheapest fiberglass T-Bucket body he could find. Then he cut it in half and added 30 inches for a unique approach to T-Bucket street rodding.
Just for fun, Bob built this chopped 1926 Ford Model T coupe rat rod for a friend who lost his legs in Vietnam. The interior and seats were custom built by Bob to accommodate his friend’s prosthetic legs.
Quite a bit more polished, but still a daily driver street rod, is the 1932 Ford five window coupe that Bob built with his son-in-law. It’s all steel, but was salvaged from a river bank with a caved in roof and other body trashing.
Bob’s an equal opportunity builder as you’ll note from this fine 1932 Ford roadster.
Even more versatile is this 1928 Ford Model A roadster pickup Bob built for a handicapped friend. He lengthened the fiberglass body to allow a hidden third door on the passenger side for wheelchair storage and the street rod features hand controls for throttle and brakes.
Then there’s Bob’s personal street rod, a 1928 Ford Model A coupe that’s all steel except for the grille shell and dashboard which he fabricated from fiberglass and shows you how to do that in one of his DVDs.
I couldn’t think of a better first blog post here at StreetRodPlans.com than to showcase just a few of the street rods Bob Hamilton has built. What’s really terrific is that through the 4 incredibly informative and fun StreetRod 101 DVDs that you get to see just how to build a street rod through Bob’s detailed instruction and years of experience.
We’ll tell you more about Bob and his street rod builds in future blog posts here.